Nintendo raid seizes 10,000 pirated items

nintendologoNintendo happily announced that a Hong Kong bust successfully seized over 10,000 illegal game copying devices and mod chips for the Nintendo DS and Wii. The raid occured at the Supreme Factory Limited facilities over a three-day period.

The game copying devices are self-explanatory but the mod chips allowed for pirated or illegal copies of Nintendo games for playing.

Also, the raid uncovered several documents that clearly outlined the facilities’ intentions; I guess the management didn’t take Piracy 101 in school.

Jodi Daugherty, senior director of anti-piracy for Nintendo America, said, "Piracy affects the entire video game industry, from large companies to independent developers. It can destroy years of hard work by a team of very talented software developers, who strive to create games consumers enjoy playing. Copying the developers’ work and spreading the game files globally is blatant stealing."

Back in 2006, it’s estimated that Nintendo lost over $762 million in sales due to piracy. During the past few months, Nintendo has been busting down doors in their attempts to stop piracy, including ordering a game counterfeiter to pay $2.5 million to Nintendo back in June, a raid in Mexico that netted over 15,000 illegal items in August with the most recent raid in going after Korean pirates just last month.


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